Oct 03, 2022  
2013-2014 General Catalog 
    
2013-2014 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

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Education

  
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    EDUC 6230 - Recovery

    3 credits

    This course has been specifically designed for use only in the Clark County Center for Teaching Excellence - Advanced Studies Certificate Program at this time. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: Admission to Nevada CTE Program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6260 - Foundations of Distance & eLearning

    3 credits

    Examines the definition, scope & context of distance education as it relates to K-12 & higher education.  Explores the philosophical & theoretical foundation, historical development & issues in distance education.   (As Needed)

    Prerequisite: Admission to COE Graduate Program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6261 - Learning and Teaching at a Distance

    3 credits

    Focus is on issues of learning and teaching at a distance. Participants study learning needs of distant learning and the effective practices for support and facilitating learning at a distance. (As Needed)

    Prerequisite: Admission to COE Graduate Program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6262 - Technologies/Tools for Distance learning

    3 credits

    Explores the range of delivery systems & models.  Covers the characteristics of asynchronous & synchronous technologies & tools used in the teaching, learning, & administration of distance education. (As Needed)

    Prerequisite: Admittance to COE Graduate Program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6263 - Leadership for Distance & Learning

    3 credits

    Introduction into the leadership concepts and strategic planning processes in the organization, management and ministration of distance education systems.  Emphasis is given to effective implementation in the learning organization.

    Prerequisite: Admission to COE Graduate Program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6310 - STEAM: Life Science for Elementary Educators

    3 credits

    Elementary educators will integrate art and science in the classroom within the context of the most recent science standards. Focused on the interconnected nature of science, technology, engineering, and math, with emphasis on the life sciences, this course will reinforce an understanding of life science concepts and explore teaching practices specific to K-6 classrooms. (As Needed)

  
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    EDUC 6320 - STEAM: Physical & Earth/Space Science for Elementary Educators

    3 credits

    This course is designed to allow educators to explore physical science education in the context of the most recent science standards, which include the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world.  Participants will learn physical science concepts and teaching strategies designed to assist them in educating K-6 students. (As Needed)

  
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    EDUC 6330 - STEAM: Integrated Math for Elementary Educators

    3 credits

    Elementary educators will increase their mathematical knowledge and mathematical content knowledge in connection with the new mathematical standards.  Focused on using application and experiential learning opportunities  allowing students to discover mathematical truths. Educators will explore STEAM curriculum content and teaching practices specific to K-6 classrooms.  (As Needed)

  
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    EDUC 6350 - Teaching Inquiry-based STEAM: Using Trans-disciplinary Investigation

    3 credits

    This course is designed to help educators take the STEAM knowledge and pedagogy they have learned in their previous content and pedagogy courses and integrate content knowledge and instructional skills into developing and using interdisciplinary project -based investigations in K-8 classrooms.  These projects will utilize the Next Generation Science Standards. (As Needed)

  
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    EDUC 6380 - Ethics for Educational Leaders

    3 credits

    Critical thinking and methods of ethical decision making will be examined and applied to current educational issues. (Summer, As Needed)

    Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6410 - History of Education Philosophy

    3 credits

    History & philosophical foundations of curriculum/ teaching in American schools emphasizing cultural influences & concepts shaping education in society. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6420 - Education of the Gifted & Talented

    3 credits

    Provides multiple cultural and historical perspectives on giftedness and talent, explores characteristics of gifted individuals with emphasis on identifying needs and a general overview of possible services for gifted learners. (As Needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6430 - Practicum: Individual Case Study

    1 credits

    A practicum experience in association with EDUC 6420 - Education of the Gifted & Talented . Requires an intensive, supervised study of other gifted and talented of an individual child of student’s choice. (Online, Summer/1st Session - Odd years, or arranged for face-to-face cohort groups.)

    Co-Requisite: EDUC 6420 .
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6440 - Creativity in Education

    3 credits

    Exploration of theories, research, and strategies concerning creativity and their application to personal creativity and to improvement of classroom practice. (Online, Fall, or arranged for face-to-face cohort groups)

    Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6445 - Leadership of Gifted and Talented Programs: Capstone Practicum

    3 credits

    The purpose of this course is to guide the student to becoming a leader in the field of gifted and talented education.  This experience will include an assessment of need, collaboration with school and district leadership, families, and colleagues to provide professional development in the area of gifted and talented education. (As needed)

    General Education Course: No.
  
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    EDUC 6450 - Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted and Talented Learners

    3 credits

    This course is designed to allow educators to explore and define the social and emotional needs of gifted and talented learners.  This course will present theories and practices that will assist the student to make recommendations to address the social and/or emotional needs of a case study individual. (As Needed)

    General Education Course: No.
  
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    EDUC 6460 - Identification/Evaluation in Gifted Education

    3 credits

    Designed to provide educators with theory and models for identifying students as gifted, creative, and talented. Presents models for evaluation of programs for gifted learners. Explores instruments for use in identification and evaluation. (As Needed)

    Prerequisite: EDUC 6420  and EDUC 6430 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6470 - Practicum: Team Consultation

    1 credits

    A practicum experience in association with EDUC 6460 . Requires participation, as part of a consultative team, to improve practice in an approved setting for a specific child, classroom, school, school district, or other educational entity. (Online, Summer/1st Session even years, or arranged for face-to-face cohort groups.)

    Prerequisite: EDUC 6420  and EDUC 6430 
    Co-Requisite: EDUC 6460 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6480 - Materials/Methods in Gifted Education

    3 credits

    Explores programming and curriculum models in gifted education with special attention to the development of instructional materials for use with students. (As Needed)

    Prerequisite: EDUC 6420 , EDUC 6430 , EDUC 6460 , and EDUC 6470 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6490 - Practicum: Classroom Applications

    1 credits

    A practicum experience in association with EDUC 6480 . Requires application of at least 3 curriculum cognitive, or affective models in the student’s current teaching assignment. Must be taken concurrently with EDUC 6480 . (Online, Summer/1st Session even years, or arranged for face-to-face cohort groups.)

    Prerequisite: EDUC 6420 , EDUC 6430 , EDUC 6460  and EDUC 6470 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6500 - School Finance

    3 credits

    Offers an exploration of resources used in public school funding. Students learn the basic functions of school finance such as accounting; purchasing; bonding; budgeting and ethical practice. (Online, Fall, Summer, or arranged for face-to-face cohort groups.)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6540 - Organization of American Schools

    3 credits

    This course provides an in depth analysis of the function and organization of public schools in America, historical, philosophical, and reform issues are reviewed and how they impact the management, design and accreditation of K-12 education. (Online, Fall, Summer/1st Session, or arranged for face-to-face cohort groups.)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6560 - Leadership of Student Services & Programs

    3 credits

    This course focuses on collaborating with community agencies to meet student health and safety needs and providing advisement, guidance, and counseling services to students and families to facilitate growth and development in a learning environment. In addition the course is aimed at preparing administrators to work collaboratively with staff, students, families, and communities to plan and manage a full range of activity programs that meet the social, developmental, cultural, athletic, leadership, and academic needs of all students. (Online, Spring, Summer/2nd Session, or arranged for face-to-face cohort groups.)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6650 - Master of Education Thesis Proposal Writing

    3 credits

    This course sets criteria, strategies, & techniques for writing the M.Ed. Thesis or project Proposal utilizing APA guidelines. M. Ed. Portfolio groups take EDUC 6652  instead of this course. (Fall, Summer, as needed)

    Prerequisite: Admission to M. Ed. program and  
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6652 - M.Ed. Portfolio Writing

    3 credits

    This course sets the criteria, strategies, & techniques for writing the M. Ed. Portfolio based on NBPTS standards and utilizing APA guidelines. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: Admission to M. Ed. program and EDUC 6030 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6670 - Graduate Public School Practicum

    1 to 3 credits

    This course gives the student an up-to-the-minute view of elementary or secondary classrooms, programs, and teachers. The real world of teaching will be explored in a controlled setting. Several districts in the area have been selected and cooperate with SUU’s Field Service Office in providing schools in which to work. These practicum experiences are tailored to meet the individual needs of teacher candidates. Candidates must be admitted to the Graduate Educator Licensure Program. Advisement required. (P/F) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6700 - Science and Mathematics Curriculum & Instruction

    3 credits

    An examination of current curriculum standards, trends, and effective methods of instruction for science and mathematics in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. (Online, Summer/1st Session even years, or arranged for face-to-face cohort groups.)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6710 - Multicultural Education

    3 credits

    Examines the social and cultural conditions that influence education. Places emphasis on programs development to meet the needs of culturally diverse school populations. (Online, Spring, Summer/2nd Session or arranged for face-to-face cohort groups.)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6740 - School Law

    3 credits

    This course provides an introduction to legal foundations for public education, investigating district policy, state board rule, state and federal statutes and case law. (Online, Spring, Summer, or arranged for face-to-face cohort groups.)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6840 - Language Arts & Social Science Curriculum & Instruction

    3 credits

    Examination of current curriculum standards, trends, and effective methods of instruction for language arts and social science in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. (Online, Summer/1st Session even years, or arranged for face-to-face cohort groups.)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6850 - Special Topics

    1 to 6 credits

    With approval and direction of committee members(s), students may do independent research, or a project, related to their program of study. (Online, Fall, Spring, Summer/1st Session, or arranged for face-to-face cohort groups.)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6851 - The Urban Learner

    3 credits

    Using a seminar approach, this course addresses the complex issues facing educators in urban and rapidly changing school communities. The course challenges educators to understand the characteristics or urban learners and teachers and explore strategies and methods for improving school climate, instruction, and programming. In addition to the text, several articles, reports, and selected readings, by educational researchers and practitioners, will be used to guide participants through this course.

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6852 - ESL and Urban Learning

    3 credits

    Using a seminar approach, this course addresses the complex issues facing educators in urban and rapidly changing school communities with English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. The course challenges educators to understand the characteristics of urban, ESL learners and teachers and explore strategies and methods for improving school climate, instruction, and programming. In addition to the text, several articles, reports, and selected readings by educational researchers and practitioners, will be used to guide participant through this course. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6894 - Adm/Supervisory Elementary Capstone Internship I

    3 credits

    This is a supervised internship in the school or educational setting in which you currently serve.  It provides a structure by which you may earn up to 75 internship hours in an approved education setting. Available only to administrative licensure and administrative licensure with master’s degree students. (P/F) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No.
  
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    EDUC 6895 - Adm/Supervisory Elementary Capstone Internship II

    3 credits

    This is a supervised internship in the school or educational setting in which you currently serve.  It provides structure by which you may earn up to 75 internship hours in an approved education setting. Available only to administrative licensure and administrative licensure with master’s degree students. (P/F) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

  
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    EDUC 6896 - Adm/Supervisory Elementary Capstone Internship III

    3 credits

    Administrative/supervisory capstone experience. Required for licensure. Coursework includes school/district approved internship, preparation/completion of capstone project & administrative assignments. Available only to administrative licensure and administrative licensure with master’s degree students.(Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Department Permission.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6897 - Adm/Supervisory Secondary Capstone Internship IV

    3 credits

    Administrative/supervisory capstone experience. Required for licensure. Coursework includes school/district approved internship, preparation/completion of capstone project & administrative assignments. Available only to administrative licensure and administrative licensure with master’s degree students. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Department Permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6910 - 21st Century Master Teacher

    3 credits

    This course analyzes the characteristics of a “Master Teacher” in the 21st Century. National standards, a synthesis of current research, and case studies provide the basis & background for the course. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6931 - Capstone M. E.d Seminar

    1 credits

    Students must be continuously enrolled in at least 1 credit hour of EDUC 6931 until their Capstone professional project, thesis, or portfolio is completed. Advisement of capstone chair is required. (P/F) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    Prerequisite: EDUC 6932  or EDUC 6933  and advisement
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6932 - Capstone M.Ed. Portfolio

    3 credits

    Student develops and completes the writing of a professional portfolio based upon NBPTS standards and his/her professional assignment, following APA guidelines. This course should be taken instead of EDUC 6933  for M.Ed. Cohorts. (P/F) (As needed)

    Prerequisite: EDUC 6650 , advisement and Admission to Program.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDUC 6933 - Capstone Master of Education Thesis

    3 credits

    Student develops and defends a Master’s of Education Thesis based upon his/her professional assignment, following APA guidelines. M.Ed. cohorts should take EDUC 6932  instead of EDUC 6933. (P/F) (Spring, Summer)

    Prerequisite: Admission to M. Ed Program and EDUC 6650 
    General Education Course: No

Electronic Engineering Technology

  
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    EET 1700 - Circuit Analysis I

    3 credits

    This is the first of a two-semester sequence in DC & AC Circuits. Topics include Ohm’s Law, KVL, KCL, electrical power, and energy. Series/parallel restrictive circuits, alternating current, inductors, and capacitors are studied. Students will analyze, build, and test DC/AC circuits. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: MATH 1050  (Can be taken concurrently)
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EET 1730 - Electronic Devices I

    3 credits

    This is the first of a two-semester sequence in electronics. Topics include diodes, diode applications, and transistors. Transistor biasing techniques will be analyzed using load lines and quiescent points. Electronic test equipment and simulation software will be used in the lab. Students will analyze, design, build, and test diode and transistor circuits. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: EET 2700 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EET 2700 - Circuit Analysis II

    3 credits

    This second course of the circuit analysis sequence is devoted to more in-depth study and analysis of DC & AC Circuits. Topics include Kirchoff’s Laws, node-voltage method, and mesh-current method. Source transformations, THevenin, and superposition theorems are studied. Reactance, impedance, resonance, transient & steady-state behavior of RLC circuits are also studied. Various DC/AC circuits are simulated, analyzed, constructed, and tested. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: EET 1700  and MATH 1210  (or co-requisite)
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EET 2710 - Electronic Devices II

    3 credits

    This second course of the electronics sequence is devoted to the study and analysis of amplifier circuits. Signal coupling, transistor models, and various classes of amplifier circuits are studied and analyzed. Discrete amplifier circuits are simulated, constructed, and tested. (Spring odd years)

    Prerequisite: EET 1730 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EET 2750 - PC Hardware

    3 credits

    This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge necessary to pass the A+ certifications exams from CompTIA. A+ Certification is an internationally recognized level of non-vendor based computer technical competence. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EET 2760 - Industrial Control Systems

    3 credits

    This course introduces students to the use of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) as they are used in industrial applications. Interfacing of input/output devices and application techniques are also covered. (Spring even years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EET 2780 - Digital Electronics I

    3 credits

    This is the first of a two-semester sequence in digital electronics. Topics include number systems, Boolean algebra, binary arithmetic, logic gates, combinational circuits, and basic memory circuits. Electronic test equipment and simulation software will be used in the lab. Students will analyze, build, and test logic circuits. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: MATH 1050 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EET 3080 - Digital Electronics II

    3 credits

    This second course of the digital electronics sequence is devoted to the study and analysis of circuits for digital arithmetic, counters, registers, decoders, encoders, multiplexers, characteristics of the various families of IC’s, and interfacing digital & analog systems. Digital circuits are simulated, constructed, and tested. (Spring odd years)

    Prerequisite: EET 2710  and EET 2780 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EET 3710 - OP-AMPS/Linear Integrated Circuits

    3 credits

    This course is devoted to the study of properties and characteristics of operational amplifiers. Negative feedback, inverting & non-inverting amplifiers, zero-crossing detectors, active filters, and phase-locked loops will be studied. Circuits studied in class will be simulated, constructed, and tested in lab. (Spring even years)

    Prerequisite: MATH 1210 , EET 2710  and EET 2780 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EET 3720 - Communication Circuits

    3 credits

    This course will be an introduction to communication circuits and systems. Topics include noise, oscillators, RF amplifiers, AM modulations/receptions, TRF & super-heterodyne receivers, single sideband techniques, and introduction to FM. Circuits studied in class will be constructed and tested in lab. (Spring even years)

    Prerequisite: EET 2710  and EET 3710  (EET 3710  can be taken concurrently)
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EET 3760 - Electronic Design & Fabrication

    3 credits

    This course will use Electronic Design Application (EDA) software to design electronics circuits. Electronic engineering drawings required for various electronics circuitry will be covered. Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design and fabrication will be covered. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EET 3780 - Applications of Microprocessors

    3 credits

    A course designed to prepare the student with the key concepts of microprocessor architecture, interfacing, and assembly language programming. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: EET 2780 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EET 3790 - Computer Interfacing

    3 credits

    A course designed to provide experience in interfacing microcomputers to outside peripheral devices. Areas of study will include peripheral sensors, digital to analog converters, analog to digital converters, voltage to frequency converters, serial and parallel I/O busses. (Spring odd years)

    Prerequisite: EET 2780 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EET 4960 - Capstone Project

    3 credits

    This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to apply their electronics and computer training in a more industry like atmosphere. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: EET 1700 , EET 2700 , EET 2780 , EET 3760  and instructor permission
    General Education Course: No

Elementary Education

  
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    ELED 3200 - Elementary Educational Psychology

    3 credits

    Educational Psychology is designed to give the elementary teacher candidate knowledge of the relationship which exists between psychology, students, and the world of teaching and learning. Participants will learn about the nature of learning, human growth and development, and how the brain processes information. Candidates will learn about historical theories, current trends, and innovations in educational psychology. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ELED 3400 - Educating Diverse Populations

    3 credits

    This course examines the changing dynamics of school populations that includes demographics, race, ethnicity, culture, economics and other current issues (School practicum). (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ELED 3460 - Methods of Language Arts

    3 credits

    This course is designed to teach prospective teachers to help elementary school pupils with oral and written language including reading, creative writing, spelling, punctuation, listening, and penmanship (both manuscript and cursive). Integration of language arts across the curriculum is stressed. This is a designated Service Learning course. (Elementary Block). (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    Prerequisite: Must be officially admitted to the Teacher Education Department
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ELED 3470 - Methods of Mathematics

    3 credits

    Explores the significance and importance of mathematics in the elementary school. Course deals with the NCTM standards for elementary and provides methodologies to successfully teach the standards. (Elementary Block). (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    Prerequisite: Must be officially admitted to the Teacher Education Department
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ELED 3480 - Methods of Science, PE & Health

    3 credits

    This course is designed to explore the significance and importance of science, physical education and health education in the elementary school It provides the philosophies and methodologies to help successfully teach a hands-on dynamic science program and how to effectively teach the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education department
    Co-Requisite: ELED 3460 , ELED 3470 , ELED 3490 , ELED 3570  & ELED 4500 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ELED 3490 - Methods of Social Studies

    3 credits

    Designed to analyze social understandings and responsibilities inherent in group life and to plan and teach desirable experiences in social studies for elementary school children (Elementary Block). (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    Prerequisite: Must be officially admitted to the Teacher Education Department
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ELED 3555 - Planning, Delivery, & Assess

    3 credits

    This course prepares students for all aspects of elementary curriculum planning, instructional delivery, and assessment strategies. A professional teaching unit and work sample will be completed. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ELED 3570 - Elementary Classroom Management

    3 credits

    This course examines multiple models and theories of classroom management, discipline, and motivation strategies for use in secondary classrooms. Public school practicum included. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Department
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ELED 4000 - Creative Arts Integration in Elementary Ed

    3 credits

    A creative exploration for prospective elementary teachers who have completed the 3900 courses in music, dance, theatre and arts classes to develop an arts enriched curriculum through integration. Designing practical lessons tied to other subjects is paramount to this course. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education, ART 3900 , DANC 3900 , MUSC 3900 , and THEA 3900 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ELED 4500 - Practicum/Induction Seminar

    2 credits

    Students will be provided meaningful practicum opportunities, field experience, and induction seminars in the public schools in preparation for student teaching and for entering the job market. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    Prerequisite: Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Department
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ELED 4980 - Elementary Student Teaching

    10 credits

    Students will be placed in a public school classroom, based upon their academic preparation, for a comprehensive induction experience prior to elementary licensure. Advanced application req. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Department
    Co-Requisite: Admission to Student Teaching
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ELED 5900 - Developments in Education

    1 to 3 credits

    Designed to keep teachers and administrators up-to-date on new theories and developments in educational thought and practice. Individual projects and research are emphasized. (Online, Fall, Spring, or arranged for face-to-face cohort groups.)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ELED 5920 - Workshops in Education

    1 to 3 credits

    Designed to provide a hands-on experience in a variety of content areas. Features guest speakers, introduction and use of educational media and practices. (Summer/1st Session or arranged for face-to face cohort groups.)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ELED 6555 - Planning, Delivery & Assessment

    3 credits

    Participants learn models of instructional delivery; origins of the models and how they are used; how to match model to achievement targets, learning environments, and student needs; what quality assessment looks like and how to enhance learning through assessment. (Online, Summer 1st session, or arranged for face-to-face cohort groups)

    Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Educator Licensure Program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ELED 6570 - Managing Diverse Elementary Learners

    3 credits

    This course examines multiple perspectives on student motivation and the management of learning environments as basis for reflecting on educational practice. Participants will learn contemporary perspectives on student motivation and proactive strategies for linking theories of motivation to instructional practice and classroom management. (Online, Summer 1st Session, or arranged for face-to-face cohort groups.)

    Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Educator Licensure Program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ELED 6980 - Elementary School Clinical Practice

    6 credits

    Course is designed to give prospective teachers actual experience in working with elementary age children. Clinical Practice is usually divided into two blocks to give students experience in working with pupils at two different grade levels. Advance application required. Must be admitted to the Graduate Educator Licensure Program and have completed all prerequisite classes. Fee required. See Clinical Practice Fee Schedule. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No

Elementary Reading

  
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    EDRG 3520 - Foundations of Teaching Reading in Elementary Schools

    3 credits

    This foundation course utilizes a comprehensive approach to teaching elementary (1-8) literacy. Methods, materials, and assessments appropriate for diverse populations are taught. Teacher candidates learn phonics and comprehension instructional strategies stressing how to set up a reading program. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education or permission of the Instructor
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 4010 - Language Acquisition, Early Literacy & Phonics

    3 credits

    This course focuses on methods to enhance early literacy development. The acquisition of both first and second languages, concepts of emergent literacy, and the integration of phonics are stressed. Fee required $5.00. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Department and EDRG 3520  (may be taken concurrently).
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 4020 - Reading Comprehension

    3 credits

    Teacher candidates learn how to assist readers to construct meaning as they read both narrative and expository text. Comprehension theories are taught in relation to best practices for enhancing reading and writing.(Fall)

    Prerequisite: EDRG 3520  and Admission to the Teacher Education Department
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 4030 - Introduction to Process Writing

    3 credits

    Methods of teaching and assessing writing such as holding conferences, managing writing workshops, utilizing literature, and employing writer’s notebooks are stressed. Teacher candidates are expected to use the writing process to create and publish original works in this writing intensive course. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: EDRG 3520  and Admission to the Teacher Education Department
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 4040 - Literacy Assessment & Instruction

    3 credits

    This course focuses on literacy assessment and instruction of general and special needs students. Teacher candidates learn a variety of assessments and instructional methods including phonological awareness, phonics, and orthographic knowledge, as well as comprehension. Field or clinical experiences are required. An Assessment Lab will be completed while completing this course. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: EDRG 3520  and Admission to the Teacher Education Department
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 4055 - Literacy Practicum

    3 credits

    This is a capstone course for reading minors emphasizing school-based small group literacy practices. Management systems for supporting struggling readers are addressed. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: EDRG 3520  and EDRG 4040 . Preferred requisites: EDRG 4010 , EDRG 4020 , and EDRG 4030 .
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 4060 - Computer Technology & Literacy

    3 credits

    This course is designed to apply contemporary uses of computer technology to enhance comprehensive literacy programs. Appropriate instructional design, application software, internet exploration, and a variety of technological enhancements are explored and applied. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: EDRG 3520 , 3170 and admission to the Teacher Education Department
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 4120 - Integrated Studies of Children’s Literature

    3 credits

    This course introduces teacher candidates to multicultural/Tran cultural literature for global populations. Criteria for identifying authentic and appropriate multicultural material are addressed. Teacher candidates learn how to use multicultural literature to foster and value diversity. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education or permission of the Instructor
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 4251 - Conferences and Workshops

    1 credits

    Students may register for this course as credit for attending workshops or conferences as approved through an appropriate professor and the department chair. A minimum of 15 hours in workshop or conference with assigned contract accountability is required for 1 credit. With difference focus, this class can be taken more than once. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 4252 - Conferences & Workshops

    2 credits

    Students may register for this course as credit for attending workshops or conferences as approved through an appropriate professor and the department chair. A minimum of 15 hours in workshop or conference with assigned contract accountability is required for 1 credit. With difference focus, this class can be taken more than once. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 4641 - Special Topics in Literacy Std

    1 to 3 credits

    This course will be subtitled for a special topic or issue that is innovative and/or specifically designed to meet the needs of a specialized topic or current issue in the literacy field. Students may register for this class more than once. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 5251 - Conferences & Workshops

    1 to 3 credits

    (Summer/1st Session)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 5252 - Conferences & Workshops

    1 to 3 credits

    (Summer/1st Session)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 5253 - Conferences & Workshops

    1 to 3 credits

    (Summer/1st Session)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 5320 - Adv Content Area Literacy

    3 credits

    This course is designed to prepare teachers to teach students literacy strategies that help them acquire knowledge from content area materials; including textbooks, literature, electronic text, etc. (Fall even years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 5320 - Adv. Content Area Literacy

    3 credits

    This course is designed to prepare teachers to teach students literacy strategies that help them acquire knowledge from content area materials; including textbooks, literature, electronic text, etc. (Fall even years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 5330 - Teaching with Literature

    3 credits

    This course is designed to train classroom teachers to effectively use literature, from a wide variety of genres (including informational text), to augment and enhance instruction across curricula. (Spring odd years, or as needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 5340 - Foundations of Literacy

    3 credits

    This course provides a historical and theoretical perspective on literacy instruction. Special emphasis will be given to past, present and future trends and issues. (Summer odd years, or as needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 5345 - Adv Early Literacy & Language Development

    3 credits

    This course focuses on language development in young children; including, but not limited to, early literacy, first and second language development and acquisition, and home and cultural influences. (Summer odd years, or as needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 5350 - Literacy Assessment & Intervention

    3 credits

    This course is designed to assist practicing teachers in the use of literacy assessment in all forms and to learn to provide appropriate literacy instruction to all children driven by such assessment. (Fall odd years, or as needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 5370 - Teaching Process Writing

    3 credits

    Participants in this course will explore methods for teaching writing processes in all genres to students and how to integrate writing with reading, listening and speaking. (Spring even years, or as needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 5380 - Advanced Reading Comprehension

    3 credits

    This course provides practicing teachers with current information on best practices for reading comprehension instruction at all levels and on the use of a variety of instructional methods. (Summer even years, and as needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 5385 - Research in Reading

    3 credits

    This course is designed to engage students in studying and understanding classical and contemporary primary documents in reading and in methods of conducting their own reading research. (Summer even years, and as needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 5390 - Supervising Literacy Programs

    3 credits

    This course prepares future reading specialists/coaches to administer and supervise literacy programs and to develop a specific, school/district literacy program for future implementation. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: EDRG 6320 , EDRG 6330 , EDRG 6340 , 6341, EDRG 6350 , 6360, EDRG 6370 , EDRG 6380 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 5641 - Special Topics & Literacy Studies

    1 to 3 credits

    (Arranged)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 5642 - Special Topics & Literacy Studies

    1 to 3 credits

    (Arranged)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 5643 - Special Topics & Literacy Studies

    1 to 3 credits

    (Arranged)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 5890 - Reading Specialist Internship

    3 credits

    This course provides future reading specialists/coaches opportunity to implement a new school/district literacy program and evaluate its effectiveness in enhancing teachers’ literacy instruction. (P/F) (Fall/Spring or as needed)

    Prerequisite: EDRG 6320 , EDRG 6330 , EDRG 6340 , 6341, 6450, 6360, EDRG 6370 , EDRG 6380 , EDRG 6390 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    EDRG 6251 - Conferences & Workshops

    1 to 3 credits

    (Summer/1st Session)

    General Education Course: No
 

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